Source: The History Blog
October 8, 2020
The Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta on the Venetian Lagoon island of Torcello is famed for its spectacular 11th century mosaics, rivalling those in its much larger neighbor, St Mark’s Basilica in Venice. In fact, the original 11th century mosaics in the interior of St. Mark’s were largely lost in a fire that ravaged the city in 1106, while many of Santa Maria’s original mosaics are still extant making them the earliest surviving mosaics in greater Venice.
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